Jan 20, 2013 4:00am PST
>> in 2009 her one shouldered white chiffon inaugural ball gown made jason wu a household name. >> when she wore it his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the world's top designers to sketch their vision, calvin klein went for a dark edgy tapered look. lila rose scott a delicate lavender gown while tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation with looks for first daughters malia and sasha. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps ruffling feathers when she wore alexander mcqueen for a state dinner and a cardigan when she met the queen but she takes it in stride even as she becomes a fashion icon for the ages capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard, you know, i like to look nice. >> reporter: nice indeed. one thing is for sure the first lady is bound to shine and life for one lucky designer will never be the same. as for president obama, the men's wear company that designed his t
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
just two. the first lady wore a red gown by designer jason wu to the commander in chief ball, the same designer she wore to the first inaugural. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. ♪ i, i'm so in love with you >> jennifer hudson wasn't the only one serenading the president and first lady. you had stevie wonder, john legend, and alicia keys among the other performers last night. here's aleasicia keys with a special version of her hit, "girl on fire." ♪ he's the president and he's on fire ♪ ♪ hotter than a fantasy ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house now. now, peter, i understand you have a song prepared for us. >> reporter: yeah, no, i was just going to perform for you. actually, i'm glad my mic wasn't hot about 45 seconds ago. you know, you were talking about the president speaking about climate change yesterday, the climate change overnight, we're hovering in the low 20s. we're fortunate, or the inaugural planners are, that this thing didn't have to take place about 24 hours later.